Capable of operating as either an independent 2.0 system or as the centre channel in a larger set-up, the rotatable OPTICON LCR fires out its audacious audio via a 6½ inch low-loss Wood Fibre Woofer
Added to this is our rotatable Hybrid Tweeter module and, finishing the ear-delighting effect, an advanced bass port configuration built into the back panel which uses the wall on which it is mounted to extend its acoustic properties. The result is truly astounding bass response despite a comDpact cabinet, without the need for an additional subwoofer in your sound set-up.
- Proprietary DALI tweeters and woofers
- Hand-assembled with in-house built cabinet construction
- Unique SMC-based magnet motor system
- Low-loss Wood Fibre Woofers
- Hybrid Tweeter consisting of ultra-light Soft Dome and Ribbon Tweeter
- Gold-plated bi-wiring and bi-amping
- Available in White Matt Satin, Black and Walnut
The OPTICON LCR relies on the bass reflex principle. The bass reflex port has been tuned to minimize distortion from the woofers, and to control the time response of the roll-off from the bass system.
On the OPTICON LCR, DALI has taken bass port design to a new level. Wanting to maximize inner cabinet volume we moved the bass port to back of the speaker. Using most of the back of the OPTICON LCR and the wall to control the bass port airflow the OPTICON LCR delivers bass at a level not expected from such a compact wall mounted speaker.
Timing is the absolute keyword when tuning bass ports. Correct timing without any unwanted interaction between the drivers and frequencies creates a holographic soundstage. Research clearly shows that speakers with superior time coherence deliver enhanced sonic realism.
DALI has a long and well proven tradition for using a hybrid tweeter module. It is a combination of a dome tweeter working together with a ribbon tweeter for an amazing rendering of the high frequencies, and a dispersion of high frequency sounds that outperform all other tweeter technologies.
In our view, the Hybrid Tweeter Module is the perfect high frequency solution. Both the soft dome and the ribbon tweeter are free of artefacts, e.g. resonances and high Q peaks within their working range.
The Hybrid Tweeter Module features an extremely smooth and wide horizontal dispersion - one of our sound design trademarks. Even the detailing of the faceplate of the tweeter module is designed for optimal horizontal dispersion.
The characteristics of the Soft Dome Tweeter is low resonance frequency, high power handling, and exceptional headroom for high sound pressure levels and extreme excursions. It is rolled in carefully around 2.0 - 2.5 kHz, depending on the model. And the dome is allowed to operate up to its high frequency limit well beyond 20 kHz without being rolled off in the crossover.
Incorporating an ultra-thin magnetic fluid for cooling, the fluid has a very high flux saturation point for greater power handling. This also means superb control of coil movement - even at very high sound pressure levels.
The ribbon tweeter features a broad frequency band and superb dispersion in the higher frequencies. Gently rolled in above 10 kHz, the ribbon reaches full contribution from 14 kHz to well beyond 30 kHz, far above the audible range.
Equipped with a rear chamber fitted with rigid bracing, the ribbon is shielded from the disruptive influence of the woofers. The DALI ribbon tweeter is a true master in horizontal distribution of high frequencies, and a superb partner for the soft dome tweeter’s unique ability to reproduce frequencies from 2 kHz upwards.
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